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Historical dictionary of terrorism /
Sean K. Anderson, Stephen Sloan.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
description
xli, 588 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0810841010 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
isbn
0810841010 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4660634
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 517-586).
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stephen Sloan (B.A., Washington Square College of New York University; M.A. and Ph.D., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma Sean K. Anderson (B.A., Western Washington University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Idaho State University
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2002-08-01:
From antiquity to the present, terrorism hangs like a specter over humanity. Those who perpetrate, support, and sponsor terrorism hope to cause death, destruction, and fear. They use technological refinements to commit detestable acts that will advance their agendas. If defense or retaliation is to be organized, it is essential to better understand terrorism: who practices it, against whom, and why. Anderson and Sloan investigate various underlying causes and motivations, providing insight into organizations, groups, and individuals directly involved or related to terrorism. They supply a typology of terrorists that will be valuable to researchers or others interested in penetrating the murkiness of terrorism. The bibliography is extensive, including such areas as weapons of mass destruction, cyber-terrorism, and cyber-warfare, as well as resources treating the basic concepts and theories of terrorism. Highly recommended for all types and levels of readers. W. Jakub Franciscan University of Steubenville
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
The horrific events of September 11 caught America off guard and left millions of people with unanswered questions. The ever-present threat of a terrorist attack has shaken the foundation of the nation, leaving people suddenly searching for a better understanding of terrorism. This newly revised and updated edition of the Historical Dictionary is a wealth of information regarding major terrorist groups, significant terrorist events and the weapons behind the terror. Beginning with acts of terrorism from the first century Judean Zealots and Sicarii to latter-day leftist, rightist and fundamentalist militants, this book offers insight into how and why such groups originated and how they operate.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This historical dictionary of terrorism seeks to clarify the world situation and presents hundreds of entries covering acts, groups, basic concepts and theory.
Main Description
This newly revised and updated Dictionary contains a wealth of information regarding major terrorist groups, significant terrorist events and the weapons behind the terror. Beginning with acts of terrorism from the first century Judean Zealots and Sicarii to latter-day leftist, rightist and fundamentalist militants, this book offers insight into how and why such groups originated.
Table of Contents
Editor's Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xiii
Chronologyp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
Reader's Notep. 27
The Dictionaryp. 29
Bibliographyp. 517
About the Authorsp. 587
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